Bull Thistle
Cirsium vulgare Aster Family
(c) Patrick J. Alexander
(c) Patrick J. Alexander

Growth Form: Herb

Flower Color: Purple

Leaf Arrangement: Alternate

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Lance-shaped

Habitat Type: Roadsides, fields

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center (1), Central Woodland (4), Successional Field (5), South Side (6)

Total Number of EMUs: 4

Status in Massachusetts: Introduced

Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston